Joan Juliet Buck, the only child of larger-than-life film producer Jules Buck, was born into a world of make-believe. Her childhood was a whirlwind of famous faces: John Huston, Peter O’Toole, Lauren Bacall, Federico Fellini, Angelica Huston, and many more; ever-changing home addresses: London, Paris, Cannes, Los Angeles; and the unspoken lesson that appearances mattered more than reality. When Joan became the first and only American woman ever to fill the coveted position of Editor in Chief of Paris Vogue, she quickly became a force in the cult of fashion and beauty. Her job gave her the means to recreate for her aging father, now a widower, the life he’d enjoyed during his high-flying years – a splendid illusion of glamour and luxury. But such illusions cannot be sustained indefinitely, and they always come at a cost.
In THE PRICE OF ILLUSION (Atria Books; March 7, 2017) Joan offers up a dazzling spanning six decades spent in the creative heart of London, New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris, and more. The cues she had gleaned early in life from her family were about how things looked and where they came from. The key to success was the perception of success; the only trick to transformation? Believing you were what you wanted to be. But when her fantasy life at Vogue came to an end, she had to find out who she was after all those years of make-believe. Now Buck chronicles her quest to discover the difference between glitter and gold, fantasy and reality, and what merely looks like happiness from the thing itself.
From Joan Juliet Buck, former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue comes her dazzling, compulsively readable memoir: a fabulous account of four decades spent in the creative heart of London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris, chronicling her quest to discover the difference between glitter and gold, illusion and reality, and what looks like happiness from the thing itself.
Born into a world of make-believe as the daughter of a larger-than-life film producer, Joan Juliet Buck’s childhood was a whirlwind of famous faces, ever-changing home addresses, and a fascination with the shiny surfaces of things. When Joan became the first and only American woman ever to fill Paris Vogue‘s coveted position of Editor in Chief, a “figurehead in the cult of fashion and beauty,” she had the means to recreate for her aging father, now a widower, the life he’d enjoyed during his high-flying years, a splendid illusion of glamorous excess that could not be sustained indefinitely.
Joan’s memoir tells the story of a life lived in the best places at the most interesting times: London and New York in the swinging 1960s, Rome and Milan in the dangerous 1970s, Paris in the heady 1980s and 1990s. But when her fantasy life at Vogue came to an end, she had to find out who she was after all those years of make-believe. She chronicles this journey in beautiful and at times heartbreaking prose, taking the reader through the wild parties and the fashion, the celebrities and creative geniuses as well as love, loss, and the loneliness of getting everything you thought you wanted and finding it’s not what you’d imagined. While Joan’s story is unique, her journey toward self-discovery is refreshing and universal.
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It is January and there has yet to be 1 snowflake in sight in New York City. In anticipation for the snowstorms to come and our wintery friends in Canada – I am rating the Ruffwear winter accessories an A+. As you know, Jacob has worn Ruffwear since 2008 but these new high boots are just amazing. PolarTrex are engineers for the winter weather and it has a Vibram rubber soles for traction. Every dog’s paws are different and you have to put them on properly. Boots are a MUST for city dogs. I have used Ruffwear boots on Jacob in Toronto during winter and for hiking in the summer, in Los Angeles on the beach and also hiking through Runyon Canyon and also in New York City through a nasty snowstorm. Salt and windshield wiper fluid and even gravel can be so damaging for dog paws. Having boots on your dog is not just for fashion purposes but extremely practical for your 4 – legged friend.
When it comes to winter apparel, it is not cute to be freezing. I focus on form, function and practicality first and foremost. Last winter, we swore by the ‘balloon boots’ by Pawz (perfect for the slushy pre-spring mess) but the Bark n Bootz from Ruffwear is the best top of the line boot you can get for the cold.
This is the investment that you won’t regret!
More on dog winter apparel this week but first get your Polar Trex from
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Since this movie was filmed in Downtown LA and I recognize parts like 4th and Hill and Angel’s Flight, I did some digging. Thanks to Google and IMBD, I found Marc Webb (the Director)’s agency DNA. The same one that Lil X is signed to.
How cool. I am going to mail this to him because I think he will like it. I hope he gets it. *cross my fingers*Here is the insideI used NightBlooming Jasmine to represent Summer’s character and Vanilla to represent Tom’s love for her.Smell is the sense connected strongest with memory. Behind the vial are snapshots of their relationship so it appears that all their emotions are encapsulated inside the fragrance. I wish you could smell it!Scratch and sniff the screen ^_^
PS: I used Track #9 off the soundtrack, you can hear it here.
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